Arranging Flowers Together

NEIGHBORS

March 13, 1995|By CINDY PARR

Never let it be said that I don't appreciate people who can take time to be creative and enjoy it.

As noted many times in this column, endeavors of an artistic nature are not my forte.

Any type of activity that requires me to take materials and turn them into something attractive usually is a futile and frustrating exercise.

But that's not the case for a group of local senior citizens and several high school students.

On Tuesday, armed with daisies and carnations, six high school students from Roland Backhaus' horticulture class at Carroll County Career and Technology Center worked with 12 seniors from the Westminster Senior Center Lunch Bunch to create floral centerpieces.

Mr. Backhaus' class also donated the flowers and the materials to create the arrangements.

Olivia Schrodetzki,assistant program coordinator at the senior center, said, "We have probably been doing this [working with the horticulture students] for five years, but this is the first time we have gone to the Career and Technology Center. In the past, the students have come to the Westminster Senior Center."

Ms. Schrodetzki said the seniors worked diligently on their centerpieces and are looking forward to a return visit to the Career and Technology Center.

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Do you have a budding beauty queen or king in your house?

If you have been looking for a pageant in which to let them strut their stuff, Cranberry Mall is the place you need to be Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for Sunburst Beauty Pageant in Center Court.

Sunburst Beauty Pageants has been in operation for more than 17 years, and conducts events in 39 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The pageants are open to boys and girls, ages younger than 1 to 17 years; and young men and women 18 to 27.

Contestants are judged on facial beauty, and older participants are judged on poise and projection.

Each preliminary features a winner and five runners-up in 11 age groups.

All winners and runners-up can advance to competition at the state level.

Registration is required and forms can be obtained at Cranberry Mall's Customer Service office.

Information:857-0300.

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It's just a week before spring officially arrives, so it's a great time to raise our collective awareness regarding human relations.

This is your notice that Human Relations Week, sponsored by the Carroll County Human Relations Commission,will begin Sunday.

A highlight will be recognition of Carroll County Citizens for Racial Equality, which will receive the third annual Human Relations Award for the group's promotion of harmony and understanding among county residents.

Kathy Horneman, president of the South Carroll Coalition, and Steve Letnaunchyn,former vice chair of the Carroll County Human Relations Commission,also will receive recognition.

An awards dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Frisco Family Pub in Westminster.

County Commissioner W. Benjamin Brown will be guest speaker.

The dinner costs $11.

For information or dinner reservations,call Crystal Etzler, Human Services Programs, at 857-2999.

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If you're in the market for a great afternoon of food and fashion, mark your calendar for Saturday noon, when Friends of the Village presents its annual "Splendors of Spring" benefit show luncheon.

Friends of the Village is an auxiliary that sponsors activities throughout the year to raise money for Carroll Lutheran Village.

All styles and accessories modeled at the show will be provided by Leggett department store of Westminster.

Tickets cost $12.50 per person, and are by reservation only.

They can be purchased in advance at any Taneytown Bank and Trust Co. branch or at Carroll Lutheran Village.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Resident Assistance Fund.

Information:848-4001 or 756-6143.

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Reese Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary will hold its annual spring craft show this weekend.

The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the fire company's social hall on Route 140.

Nearly 60 vendors will exhibit their handmade crafts during both days.

Jewelry, woodworks, ceramics, Easter decorations, dry and silk flower arrangements are a few of the crafts that will be displayed.

Breakfast sandwiches,lunch items and homemade baked goods also will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event benefit the Reese Fire Company.

Information:848-6038.

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